Villa di Capezzana 2008, 10th Anniversary limited release, Carmignano, Tuscany, Italy
Producer: Tenuta di Capezzana
Varietal: Super Tuscan Blend: Sangiovese (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%)
Appellation: Carmignano D.O.C.G, Tuscany, Italy
Alcohol Content: 14%
Drinking Window: 2018-2035
Scores (if you care about): Wine Spectator: 92/100
Antonio Galloni/Vinous: 92/100
Jancis Robinson: 16.5/20
While on an average the Villa di Capezzana is aged for about 2 yrs, first in French barriques and tonneaux and then in bottles, starting 2006 vintage, the producer started keeping aside a small selection, about 500 cases, to be released on the 10th anniversary of the vintage. Those who were lucky enough to lay hands on the 2006 10th anniversary edition should look back and pat themselves on the back for being among the few to get a piece of this extremely rare wine bottles. 2008 10th anniversary bottles are no different and are helping bring out the love from the 2008 vintage in full blossom. It's a real privilege for us to have the opportunity to have these 10th anniversary bottles in our portfolio for our customers. It's an absolutely glorious bottle which is proudly justifying its illustrious legacy.
Tasting notes & Reviews
"This is full of woodsy, tobacco and spice notes framing the plum and bilberry fruit. Builds to a long, vibrant finish supported by firm tannins. Shows a burly sense of elegance. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2020 through 2030. 92/100, WineSpectator, Oct 2018.
The 2008 Carmignano Villa di Capezzana is endowed with serious depth and power. Dark cherries, plums, tobacco, herbs and smoke all take shape in a Carmignano that shows the more virile, brooding side of the appellation. There is a lot to like here, but readers will need to be patient, as the tannins will require a few years to settle down., 92/100, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2013
Impenetrable dark ruby with narrow orange-tinged rim. Sangiovese’s savoury sour cherry and tobacco combined with Cabernet Sauvignon’s dark rich cassis fruit. Really peppery with an earthy, undergrowth edge. Generous mouthful of dark fruit kept in check by firm tannins. International style and rather heavy-handed. 16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Sept 2015